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2020 NH AMC Pool Sessions

Date and Time

Saturday, January 11, 2020, 6:00PM - 7:30PM

Location

Nashua Boys and Girls Club,
New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley,
NH

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader.

Overview

The Nashua B&G Club pool will be open for sea kayak practice and training for up to 10 boats per session. The majority of the pool will be open for kayak practice. The remainder of the pool will be dedicated to sea kayak training. The fee for either practice or training sessions is $25. (All boats must be clean and free of debris - if you leave your boat stored outdoors you should probably consider a clean rental) Reservations and payment: First come first served. Once you register to attend on the NH AMC Paddlers MeeetUp site you will be Waitlisted. You will be changed to GOING after your payment has been received via the PayPal payment app.(Still in development). All signups will be Waitlisted until the PayPal system is available. You will be notified how to follow the payment instructions as soon as the system is available. After your payment has been processed your reservation will be moved from the Waitlist to the Going list. There will be five1 ½ hour Saturday Sessions from 6 PM to 7:30 PM: Session No. 1. Saturday January 11th Session No. 2. Saturday January 25th Session No. 3. Saturday February 8th Session No. 4. Saturday February 22nd Session No. 5. Saturday March 7th Open Practice: All participants wanting to perfect their sea kayak safety, handling and rolling skills will have the use of most of the B&G Club pool. Open practice participants must be proficient in performing a wet exit wearing a spray skirt or will be required to participate in the wet exit training portion of the scheduled NH AMC Sea Kayak Training Program. Open training participants are required to provide their own equipment. PFD's must be worn by everyone practicing while on the water. Swimming will only be allowed wearing a PFD for rescue practice. Training: All participants in will be trained in how to perform a wet exit from a sea kayak wearing a spray skirt. Following the kayak wet exit session participants will be trained in basic Assisted Kayak Rescue techniques. Following the assisted rescue training we will devote time remaining to self rescue skills using a paddle float and hand pump. For this training to be successful all participants will need to provide the following equipment either your own, rented or borrowed Sea kayak with bulkheads and a cockpit opening suitable for a spray skirt. a PFD and spray skirt. serious about sea kayaking especially if you paddle alone you will want to purchase your own Paddle Float and Hand Pump.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

Click map for driving directions
Wood Island

Activity

Paddling - Sea Kayaking

Offered By

New Hampshire

Status

Open

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




Registered Maine Sea Kayak Guide, WFR/WEMT